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For Immediate Release


Delmarva Power Awards Over $7K in Grants to Teachers

Grants Support Energy-related School Projects

SALISBURY , Md. - From field trips to challenging science projects, teachers in Maryland and Delaware have money to spend on lessons about energy thanks to Delmarva Power.

The utility company recently awarded $7,086 in grants to 14 area schools to support innovative projects with an emphasis on energy-related issues, such as conservation, alternative energy and other topics.

The grant money can be used toward purchasing materials, conducting special lessons, taking field trips and implementing special classroom projects not typically supported by school district funding.

"During these difficult financial times, we're pleased to continue to offer this monetary support to our teachers and students," said John Allen, Vice President, Delmarva Power.

Grant applications were made available to teachers in Kent and Sussex counties in Delaware and 10 counties in Maryland. Delmarva Power has awarded approximately $187,000 in grant money to local schools for energy-related projects over the last 19 years.

2009 Delmarva Power Teacher Grant Recipient List

Teresa Iris-Lunn

Georgetown Middle School
301 West Market Street

Georgetown , DE 19947

Grant Title: Dr. "Watts" On Investigates

 Harry R. Brake

 Seaford High School
 300 N. Market Street

 Seaford , DE 19973

 Grant Title: Photovoltaic Energy vs 
 Traditional Energy

Duane Taylor

Delmarva Christian High School
21150 Airport Road

Georgetown , DE 19947

Grant Title: Electrical Applications for Electric Utilities

 Sherri Scott

 Delmarva Christian High School
 21150 Airport Road

 Georgetown , DE 19947

 Grant Title: Energy & Environmental

Brandon Morris

Epworth Christian School
14511 Sycamore Road

Laurel , DE 19956

Grant Title: Bringing Tesla to Life

 Rebecca Gravatt

 McIlvaine Early Childhood Center
 11 East Walnut Street

 Magnolia , DE 19962

 Grant Title: Socket To Me

Patrick Linz

Matapeake Middle School
671 Romancocke Road

Stevensville , MD 21666

Grant Title: Environmental Club

 Lowell Litten

 Eastern Shore Junior Academy
 407 Dudley Corners Road

 Sudlersville , MD 21668

 Grant Title: Auto Shut Off Light

Diane Schell

Epworth Christian School
14511 Sycamore Road

Laurel , DE 19956

Grant Title: Dissecting Circuitry for Middle Schoolers

 Marian Pusey

 Epworth Christian School
 14511 Sycamore Road

 Laurel , DE 19956

 Grant Title: Creating Environmental

Julia Y. Ra

Booker T. Washington Elementary School
901 Forest Street

Dover , DE 19904

Grant Title: Saving Energy: It's in the Bag!

 Erin Wilson

 Hartly Elementary
 2617 Arthursville Road, PO Box 25

 Hartly , DE 19953

 Grant Title: Environmentally Friendly

Jonathan Casto

Millsboro Middle School
302 East State Street

Millsboro , De 19966

Grant Title: Recycling Program

 Paula Webster

 Gilpin Manor Elementary School
 203 Newark Avenue

 Elkton , MD 21821

 Grant Title: Enhance The Environment

Michelle Rovine

Perryville Middle School
850 Aiken Avenue

Perryville , MD 21903

Grant Title: Electricity Lights Up

 John Paul Adkins

 Worcester Technical High School
 6290 Worcester Hwy

 Newark , MD 21841

 Grant Title: Measuring Voltage,
 Current,  Resistance and Power Using
 OHMS's Law

Mary M. Bartsch

Immaculate Conception School
452 Bow Street

Elkton , MD 21921

Grant Title: Renewable & Alternative Energy Sources


Delmarva Power, a public utility owned by Pepco Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: POM), provides safe and reliable energy to nearly 500,000 electric delivery customers in Delaware and Maryland and over 121,000 natural gas delivery customers in northern Delaware .

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